Seriously, doesn’t this happen every hour in Chicago and it’s suburbs? Latest news:
by KHOU.com staff
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A gunman shot at least two people near the campus of Texas A&M University early Monday afternoon before being taken into custody.
The shootings occurred just south of the university.
The school’s emergency website issued a “Code Maroon” alert around 12:29 p.m., telling students and staff to avoid the area near the 200 block of Fidelity Drive. About 15 minutes later, school officials said College Station police took the shooter into custody.
Police said the suspect was firing shots from a house near the campus. A city spokesman said “multiple casualties” were involved in the incident, but it was not confirmed whether the injured were officers or citizens.
It wasn’t immediately known what events led up to the incident.
Washington Post reported:
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M University says a shooter has been taken into custody near its campus in College Station.
The university issued a warning on its website just before 12:30 p.m. Monday warning of an active shooter near the campus football stadium, Kyle Field. The warning tells residents and students to avoid the area.
Multiple people shot near Texas A&M University
Police took a man into custody Monday after “multiple people” were shot near Texas A&M University, a police official said.
Several law enforcement officers were among the people shot, Rhonda Seaton of the College Station Police Department told CNN. She didn’t have information on how many people were shot or their conditions.
She said a person identified as the gunman was in custody. The shooting happened about one block from campus, Seaton said.
The university had warned people to stay away from the intersection of Welborn Road and George Bush Drive as well as part of Fidelity Drive in College Station, Texas.
Atlantic Wire reports:
Shooting Near Texas A&M Reportedly Downs Two Officers
The early reports of a gunman near the campus of Texas A&M University in Houston say a shooter, now in custody, appeared to be firing from a house with automatic weapons, hitting at least two police. The local station KBTX reported that “scanner traffic indicates that at least two officers are down.” We’ll keep the news updated as reporters arrive on the scene.
The Eagle.com reports more extensively:
The incident appears to have started on Fidelity Street near George Bush Drive not far from the A&M Former Student’s Association building. The Eagle’s police scanner picked up dispatchers saying that two officers were wounded, though police officials couldn’t immediately confirm that. Initial reports state one was a constable.
Details of the situation are unclear, but authorities were calling crime scene investigators to the scene.
Assistant Police Chief Scott McCollum said officers were on the scene and they’d have more information shortly.
Police scanner chatter suggests that a suspect was barricaded inside a house.
Texas A&M released a Code Maroon warning at 12:29 p.m. advising all students, staff and members of the public to avoid the area southeast of Wellborn Road and George Bush Drive, and to stay inside if they lived on Fidelity Street. A second warning was issued at 12:44 stating the shooter was in custody, but people should continue to avoid the area.